Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 17, 2013

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Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance. And in Syria, a year of unrest and civil war has pushed some private citizens into refining their own oil. Finally, a giant grocery wholesaler accuses potato growers of price fixing.
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PODCAST: F, E, D, spells what?

Three letters could dominate market psychology in the next few days: F-E-D. New Orleans unveils a new levee. And Washington state builds a marijuana market from scratch.
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Apple goes public with government data requests

Apple says it has had between 4,000 and 5,000 government requests for user data from December of 2012 through last month.
Posted In: apple, nsa, PRISM, Edward Snowden
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F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market, bonds
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Man of Steel: It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's Jesus?

You could say 'Man of Steel' had a super weekend. That’s thanks in part to some niche marketing. Warner Bros. Studios targeted Christian moviegoers.
Posted In: movies, marketing, religion, hollywood
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G8 leaders to talk US-EU free trade

Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. On the agenda? A free trade zone that would span from Poland in the east to Hawaii in the West.
Posted In: G8 summit, free trade
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Forget the patient, what happens when the medical hardware gets a virus?

As hospitals become more automated, the dangers of computer viruses become more serious.
Posted In: health care, hospital, medical records
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Can Myspace come back from the dead?

The brand just relaunched with a fancy party and a promise to return to its roots. And Justin Timberlake, who co-owns the social network with digital ad company Specific Media, wants it to be cool again.
Posted In: MySpace, social media, Justin Timberlake
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New Orleans gets new levee system, 8 years after Katrina

A levee system to protect the West Bank of the New Orleans area is complete and will be celebrated Monday.
Posted In: New Orleans La, levees, Katrina, New Orleans weather
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Setting up a marijuana market in Washington from scratch

As much as marijuana initiatives are an experiment in drug legalization, they are also a business experiment. How do you set up an entirely new commercial marketplace worth billions?
Posted In: marijuana, Washington
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At G8 summit, tax avoidance takes center stage

Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance.
Posted In: G8 summit, tax haven, tax shelter
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Syria's mom and pop oil refineries

A year of unrest and civil war has created a new opportunity for private citizens in Syria to earn money with makeshift oil refineries.
Posted In: syria, Oil, refineries
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Are you afraid of the potato cartel?

A giant grocery wholesaler is accusing a giant potato growers association of fixing prices.
Posted In: potatoes, idaho, McDonald's, price fixing, food and drink

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